Mets News & Notes

Takahashi Switches Agents Ahead Of 10/31 Deadline

An article by posted on October 27, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 10/27 10:00 PM According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Hisanori Takahashi has switched agents from Ed and Peter Greenberg to Arn Tellem. Tellem represents several Japanese players, including Hideki Matsui. As Ed mentioned below, the Mets have until October 31st, four days, to sign Takahashi to an extension, at which point he can become […]

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General Managers in Mets History

An article by posted on October 27, 2010 0 Comments

With the very welcome but not so surprising news that Sandy Alderson will become the twelfth general manager in the Mets 48 year history, lets take a look at the other eleven Mets general managers. I also included some notables from their tenure.  George Weiss 1962-1966 (Retired in November 1966) First ever Mets general manager. Hired Casey Stengel as […]

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Mets Tab Sandy Alderson As Their Next GM

An article by posted on October 27, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 11:20 PM Jon Heyman of SI.com, first reported that the New York Mets decided to are hire Sandy Alderson as GM according to his sources.  The move is expected to be formally announced on Friday, an off day for the World Series. Heyman also added that “Alderson gives the Mets instant added credibility.” Joel Sherman of […]

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Alderson Gives The Mets Instant Credibility

An article by posted on October 27, 2010 0 Comments

If you’re just waking up, the Mets have a brand new GM… Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated was first to report that the Mets have decided to go with Sandy Alderson as their new GM. An official announcement could come on Friday, an off day for the World Series. Heyman also added that the move […]

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Mets Offseason Primer, Part One: Payroll Commitments

An article by posted on October 26, 2010 0 Comments

On Friday MLBTR posted that the Mets had about $108 million dollars in commitments based on data from Cots Contracts for the 2011 season. The problem with that number was that it left off a lot of data while at the same time included players bonuses in that figure that have already been paid. I […]

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Don’t You Forget About Me

An article by posted on October 25, 2010 0 Comments

Daniel Murphy, remember him? After starting off his stint in the Dominican Republic Winter League with an underwhelming 0-8 at the plate, Murphy exploded with a big performance in his third game for the Aguilas. Last night he helped spark a three run comeback victory by going 3-4 and two RBIs. All three hits were […]

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Alderson And Byrnes Would Not Favor Hiring Backman?

An article by posted on October 25, 2010 0 Comments

Updated Post 9:00 AM Last week Ken Rosenthal reported that both Sandy Alderson and Josh Byrnes had Wally Backman on their short list of potential managers. It was met with some skepticism by many as it was the only name leaked. Several sources are now reporting that when Byrnes and Alderson have their followup interviews this […]

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An MMO Tribute To The Yankees and Phillies

An article by posted on October 24, 2010 0 Comments

You didn’t for one minute think that I’d let his go without saying something did ya? They Lost, They Lost  (Sing to the music of “New York, New York”) Start spreading the news… We’re crying today. The Yanks wont be a part of it. They Lost, They Lost. These overpaid boobs… Won’t have their parade. […]

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The Return Of The Pitcher

An article by posted on October 24, 2010 0 Comments

The 2010 Postseason has seen an impressive resurgence in the art of pitching. So far six shutouts have been recorded. Only twice in major league history has there been more in a postseason, the latest being in 2001 when seven were tossed. MLB has a cumulative ERA of 3.35, the only team that seems to have […]

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Ex-Met Nolan Ryan Leads Rangers To The Series

An article by posted on October 23, 2010 0 Comments

Long before he wore a suit and was President of the Texas Rangers, long before he was enshrined in Cooperstown, long before he tossed all those no-hitters and struck out about 5 million batters, Nolan Ryan was a skinny kid with the Mets who was unable to break into our starting rotation. Born on January […]

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